Friday, October 16, 2020

'October Poem' By Robert Frost

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
 


The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
 




Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know;
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;


 

 

One from our trees, one far away;
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!

 

 




Robert Frost (1874 -1963):

“Poetry begins in trivial metaphors, pretty metaphors, ‘grace’ metaphors, and goes on to the profoundest thinking that we have. Poetry provides the one permissible way of saying one thing and meaning another. ..."

26 comments:

  1. Boa tarde minha querida amiga. Natureza e poesia tem a combinação perfeita. Bom final de semana.

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    1. I'm glad you liked the poem and my pictures Luiz.
      Hugs!

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  2. Надежда, интересные стихи. Фотографии осенние красивые.

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    1. Осень - красивое время в саду, Надежда.
      Всего доброго!

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  3. A great poem about fall, Nadezda!
    Poets are so good to find beautiful words about everything.
    Beautiful photos from your garden.

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    1. Marit, you're right about poets. They feel words to say.
      All the best!

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  4. This reminds me that John F. Kennedy invited Robert Frost to his inauguration. Just imagine, there was a time when presidents had a little culture. Just one presidency ago in fact.

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  5. Thank you for these lovely Autumn scenes. Robert Frost is a poet I enjoy. A good choice to accompany your photos. It has put me in a mood of the season. Now it is Spring here. Showers and sunshine and everything growing at a fast pace.
    I think of you, especially at this worrying time for all. Hope you and your family are well.
    A virtual hug.
    Betty

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    1. I'm glad you approve of my choice, Betty.
      Spring is in your place and it's a great time of the year.
      I often watch on TV about the situation in Melbourne during this epidemic, I hope that now the rigid lockdown has been abandoned.
      Be healthy and take care of yourself!

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  6. Precioso poema Nadezda. Que este otoño siga madurando las hojas y regalándonos sus colores. Me encantan las fotos.
    Buen domingo amiga. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura, aquí el otoño llega poco a poco a su fin, de las frías de 0 C -1 C, caen hojas, y el viento se hace cada vez más fuerte.
      Pronto llegará el invierno.
      ¡Buena semana!

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  7. Me ha encantado Nadezda. Espero que todo vaya bien por ahí. Besos.

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    1. Teresa, todo está bien, el otoño está acabando y ya las últimas hojas están en los árboles.
      ¡Abrazos!

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  8. A very nice poem and such a beautiful selection of Autumnal photographs.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Glad you liked my choice of a poem and my photos, Jan.

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  9. Nadezda-the poem and photos are perfect together. I loved your autumn views!

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    1. Lee, I liked the Frost's poem as well and tried to illustrate it with my photos. Thanks for your comment.

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  10. Beautiful poem and wonderful photos, the last one, of the sunset is spectacular.
    Hugs and all the best

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    1. I really like R. Frost's poem, Maria.
      The last photo was taken on a cold evening, which is why the colors are so impressive.

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  11. Beautiful poem and fantastic autumn pics!
    Take care of yourself dear Nadezda!
    Happy Sunday !

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment, Ela.
      Have a wonderful new week,
      hugs!

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